Radio history: Noel Palmer.
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Noel Palmer talks about his work with the National Broadcasting Service Mobile Unit in the Middle East during World War II.
Initial reception in Cairo, brief was to collect an account of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and the personal messages, which became so popular were just a spinoff of this work.
Disc recording was difficult and must have been a headache to sort out in New Zealand after some of those recorded had been killed in action.
Had to travel to many places to record other groups involved in the war. Talks about the staff of the MU and in particular Arch Curry, whose work was so good it was also used by the BBC in their broadcasts.
Reference number 326767
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Palmer, Noel, Speaker/Kaikōrero